Re: http charset labelling

Gavin Nicol (
Thu, 8 Feb 1996 02:20:04 -0500

Date: Thu, 8 Feb 1996 02:20:04 -0500
From: Gavin Nicol <>
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In-Reply-To: <> (message from Masataka Ohta on Wed, 7 Feb 96 12:20:06 JST)
Subject: Re: http charset labelling

>        8th bit of URL MUST be 0. Should a malformed URL is found,
>        its 8th bit MAY be masked to be 0. Otherwise the URL MUST
>        be rejected.
>Then, non-ASCII URLs will disappear.

If anyone speaks to you in anything other than English, reject the
sentence. Quite an appealing idea.

>You can see that no people are using mail address with kanji, which
>is why we can communicate internationally.

I think that using legacy systems as justification for the design of
new systems is a very poor way to design software.